50UVLNIR VILW5 OF ALBLRTA
THE LAND OF 5UN5H1NL
J. A. COC K BU R N
By THL JAML5 BAYNL CO., Grand Rapids, Mich., U. 5. A,
Publishers of Illustrated Souvenirs of all principal points of
interest in Canada and the United States
Alberta, or the Land of Sunshine is fast becoming a very important Province of the Dominion. Extending
700 miles northward from the international boundary line, with an average width of 280 miles, and has an area of
250,000 square miles, and the population is increasing by leaps and bounds.
Possibly no Province of the Dominion has such varied wealth in resources and scenery. In the south we
have the vast stretch of prairie country extending into the mountains, including the world wide famed summer
resort at Banff, while the north is more rolling and wooded.
Here is the home of the rancher, with his thousands of horses, cattle and sheep grazing upon its fertile
plains. The tiller of the soil is here making Alberta famous for the production of winter wheat, while oats and
barley are very prolific.
In many portions of the Province the finest quality of soft and hard coal is being mined.
The oil fields of Southern Alberta are pronounced as being of great productive value.
The beet sugar industry is destined to become, as it has already become, of vast importance, while natural
gas is being discovered in all parts of the Province.
The things of former years have passed away. The old trading posts have become centers of commerce
and manufacture; the solitary plain has become the home of the prosperous farmer; the war-whoop of the Indian
has been changed into the whistle of the steam plow and the thresher.
The waters abound with wild duck, the flowing streams with fish and the plains with prairie chicken for
the sportsman. Altogether Alberta has a great future.
Indian 5un Dance, Making a Brave. 5ee Illustration.
It is nearly twenty years since the last brave was made. The object was the dedication of the brave's body
to the sun, one of the highest objects of worship. The breast was prepared by Indian medicine men, after which
small bone skewers were inserted through the breasts and fastened by sinew and cords to the rope which hung from
the medicine pole, the center the sun dance or medicine lodge. When all was ready and orations made and
prayers offered, the tom-toms were beaten by the medicine men and the wild chanting began, which increased in
intensity, during which the young brave danced round and round the pole until, worked into a state of frenzy, he
threw himself back, tearing his breast free from the rope, fell fainting to the ground where he was attended by the
medicine men, who as soon as the brave recovered escorted him to the seat of honor.
Sutfar Beet Field, Raymond District
Raymond Mills Elevator
Beet Sugar Factory
Interior Sugar Factory, Raymond
Views of Lithbridge
Lithbridge Coal Mines
Sample of Alberta Oat Crops, Lithbridge District
Court House, Macleod
A Business Block, High River
Merchants Bank, Lacombe
Wheat Field, Central Alberta
The High River District
Woolen Mills. Medicine Hat
Town Hall, Medicine Hat
General View, Medicine Hat
Cattle Ranch, Calgary District
Cattle Roundup, Cochrane District
Eighth Avenue. Looking West, Calgary
Burns Block, Calgary
Eighth Ave., Looking East, Calgary
Methodist Church, Calgary
Central School, Calgary P. Burn's Residence, Calgary
McDotfall Block, Calgary Alexandra School, Wetaskiwin
Cattle Ranch, Olds District
Business Blocks, Red Deer
An Annual Roundup of Horses, Alberta
Jasper Avenue, Looking East, Edmonton
Public School, Edmonton Alberta Hotel. Edmonton
Edmonton from South of River
Bank of Montreal, Edmonton
Cattle Ranches, Northern Alberta
The Bow Valley, Banft
Cascade Mountains from Sanitarium, Banff
C. p. R. Hotel. Banff
IVIount Rundle, Banft
Buffalo National Park, Banff, Alberta
Copyris-fit by J, A. Cockburn
Indian Sun Dance — Making a Brave
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